from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation antiballistic missile

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  • initialism military Anti-Ballistic Missile.
  • initialism banking Automated Bank Machine.
  • initialism management Activity-based management.

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  • noun a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles


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  • What I want to do very quickly here, in less than 15 minutes, is just address what I would regard as the five principal misconceptions concerning this question of drawing a line in the treaty between permitted ABMs that are not banned, but restricted on the one hand, and theater missile defenses on the other that are outside the treaty -- what we call ABM-TMD demarcation.

    Briefing By Robert Bell On Helsinki Agreements

  • What possible answer to building military space station – that would be able to contain ABM system being developed by the US now.

    Medvedev’s ‘Tough Guy Act’ « Blog

  • In America, and in Europe, too, ABM is rapidly establishing itself as the compromise of choice.

    The Marrying Kind

  • In America, and in Europe, too, ABM is rapidly establishing itself as the compromise of choice.

    The Marrying Kind

  • POSHnet is one of Canada's largest white label ABM and POS payments switches and processing centres, which provides service to more than 35,000 white label ABM and debit/credit and value-added payment terminals in merchant locations across Canada.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Paul Fussell one christened this sort of thing the "ABM" - Author's Big Mistake.

    Planet Atheism

  • That afternoon members of a rival gang called "ABM" from the nearby Howard Houses were hanging out at a convenience store on the corner of Pitkin and Watkins Street.

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  • Lots of people around the island are operating in what one academic termed ABM anyone but Ma mode.

    Penning in Ma

  • QUESTION: President Putin just said that pulling out of the ABM was a mistake, once again reiterating that the treaty is a cornerstone of world security.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2001

  • And hence we then signed a very important document called the ABM -- Anti-Ballistic Missile -- Treaty, signed in 1972.

    CNN Transcript Jul 22, 2001


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